Teenage Pregnancy In The Philippines
ACTION RESEARCH PAPER
By: Matthew Olavydez Submitted to: Mr. Lance Sayurin
ID Number: 11553132
In the Philippines, especially the poor rural areas, ages from 10-19 years old is said to have experienced premarital sex and that merits those teens to become a teenage parents.
Teenage is pregnancy is an important issue for several reasons. It is one of the most common problems not only in the Philippines but also in other parts of the world. Most of these teens are under supervised with their parents leading them to make impulsive and inappropriate decisions. Becoming a teen parent may be problematic not just for the baby but also for the teen parent and will likely to suffer social, health and increased risk of many medical complications, such as premature labor and social consequences.
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Being a parent at an early age is a lifetime responsibility and can affect the teen’s outlook in life.
One of which is they are likely to stop schooling or do not perform well in academics. Due to their young age, these teenagers are more likely to go for abortion as they are scared of the possible outcomes in the future.
Most cases of teenage pregnancy end up in poverty and single-parenthood. Being a teen single parent is the hardest job you could ever imagine. Those teen parents are still on their way exploring the world and bearing a child at an early age can be chaos not just for the mother but also for the baby.
Anxiety and depression may arise when a teenager is pregnant and may also have financial difficulty during their pregnancy or after the baby is born. It is expensive to raise a baby. Teen parents who do not have full-time employment may struggle to cover the basic expenses of life upon having a baby.
HISTORY AND STATISTICS OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY IN THE